The Great Library of Palanthas

Astinus' Office

Dominating the center of this room is a massive birch desk. Legend claims this desk has supported the thousands of volumes of history Astinus has recorded. A large pot of ink, a container of sharpened quills, and a candelabra complete the desks decorations. Small windows line the room, allowing light to trickle in and gently illuminate the entire room. A comfortable couch rests against the west wall. Tapestries hang on the walls between the windows. Shelves line the walls, filled with tomes of the more recent records of heroes and villians upon the face of Krynn.

The librarian notices you aren't reading anything... Astinus hands a tattered paperback to an Aesthetic standing by you. You note the spine bears the word 'Feirn' scribed in vibrant brown ink. As you glance down at the page you read..

From the pages of Feirn's book..

Author: Feirn Date: Thu Oct 8 02:10:16 2009 Subject One Hundred Years Waiting.
Feirn Than'Kar Salan sits quietly in his roughly hewn chair, absentmindedly watching tiny vibrations play across his untouched burgundy wine. The glass is filthy, crusted with grime though the wine is is fragrant enough. Feirn reaches out with his hand, his alabaster robes slipping down his thin pale arms. He gently tips the wine glass back, splashing his drink slightly. It overflows, dribbling wine onto the table. He smiles pleasantly as a hooded figure in red enters the tavern, and withdraws his hand. He gestures politely for the newcomer to sit. "It is not like an elf to be late Quinenthal." The man chuckles and removes his hood, revealing an old bearded face! "I'm only half elven old friend, so I hope I am excused. Nobody has called me my proper name in quite some time, it is simply Master Quinn now." The red robed man smirks and hails a barmaid, ordering the house ale. "I was surprised to receive your message Feirnthuan, you haven't left the Qualinosti lands in one hundred years. This matter must be of some importance to bring you so far from the Speaker of the Sun." Feirn nods solemnly, handing a delicate scroll to Master Quinn. "We senses the world is begin to churn once more. The old powers stir, many who slumber have been disturbed. The Speaker has decided it would be wise to rekindle our forgotten ties. The Speaker has named me a Qualinesti ambassador to the Conclave." Master Quinn breaks the scroll's seal and quickly reads the elvish script. He frowns, not entirely pleased with what he has read. He leans back, gently massaging his brow. "Old friend, the Conclave will not be pleased with the arrogance of the elves. My order is proud and powerful, you cannot be expect to simply be admitted?" Feirn stares back blankly, blinking once in the silence. "Quienethal, I do not understand. If it is a matter of my skill, surely you can vouch for my talent. Have I not abided by the rules of high sorcery?." Master Quinn waves off his friend, groaning to himself. "No Feirnthuan, you will be expected to endure the Test. Your talent cannot be denied, but is your will strong enough?" Feirn Than'Kar Salan sighs heavily, bringing his hands together in contemplation. "If that is what must pass, then I have little choice. One hundred years ago I saw little to learn from wizards and magi. But my seclusion has dulled my art, and perhaps I was too hasty." Master Quinn snorts, "The Conclave was less than thrilled when you spurned their invitation to further your art Feirn. As was I." The half elf rises to leave, bowing to his friend. "I will notify the order of your arrival, and perhaps they will answer." Feirn Than'Kar Salan bowed and returned to his wine watching.

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